Steelheaders host Big King contest

As part of this weekend's Salmon Festival events, the Grand Haven Steelheaders will host the Big King Fishing Contest on Saturday. The one-day event is open to any boat leaving from Grand Haven, or to anglers fishing on the Grand Haven piers. The cost to enter the tournament is $110. Fishing times for the tournament run from 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and all fish must be weighed in by 1 p.m. to qualify. The weigh-in will take place at the Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium.
Matt DeYoung
Sep 14, 2011


Assuming at least 50 boats enter, the angler who catches the largest king (chinook) salmon will take home $1,250. Second place receives $650, and $500 goes to third place. The top five places receive cash pay-outs, and the sixth through 10th places receive prizes.

A prize will also be given out for the largest non-king salmon weighed in during the event. Eligible species include coho salmon, steelhead, lake trout and brown trout.

An optional captain’s meeting will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Marina parking lot, inside the fish boil tent.

For more information, contact Mary Jane Belter, secretary of the Grand Haven Steelheaders, at 842-0877 or

Entry forms are available online at


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